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Osama bin Laden did not use a woman as a human shield.

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patchworkkid
May. 4th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
Also not clear how they reconcile "died in a gunfight" with "was shot twice in the back of the head at point-blank range."
lyndarama
May. 4th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Well there was a firefight - he just wasn't directly shooting anyone in it is all.
benpeek
May. 4th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
you might remember that in obama's original speach, he says that he was killed after the fight. a telling little insight that he didn't say, 'during' i think.
patchworkkid
May. 4th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Ah.
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lyndarama
May. 4th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
Bahahaha. I wish there was a like button on LJ for moments like this.
benpeek
May. 4th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
the kittens just kept moving...
lyndarama
May. 4th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Well I'll be damned. You mean some of the initial reports were false? Gosh, I wonder what other untruths they've let loose.
benpeek
May. 4th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
i'm sure it's not a long set of steps to the words, 'we assassinated osama bin laden.'
exp_err
May. 4th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Reasons people were held in Guantanamo
On similar lines, have you read this? "Here are some of the reasons we’ve held people at Guantánamo, according to files obtained by WikiLeaks and, then, by several news organizations: A sharecropper because he was familiar with mountain passes; an Afghan “because of his general knowledge of activities in the areas of Khost and Kabul based as a result of his frequent travels through the region as a taxi driver”; an Uzbek because he could talk about his country’s intelligence service, and a Bahraini about his country’s royal family (both of those nations are American allies); an eighty-nine year old man, who was suffering from dementia, to explain documents that he said were his son’s; an imam, to speculate on what worshippers at his mosque were up to; a cameraman for Al Jazeera, to detail its operations; a British man, who had been a captive of the Taliban, because “he was expected to have knowledge of Taliban treatment of prisoners and interrogation tactics”; Taliban conscripts, so they could explain Taliban conscription techniques; a fourteen-year-old named Naqib Ullah, described in his file as a “kidnap victim,” who might know about the Taliban men who kidnapped him. (Ullah spent a year in the prison.) Our reasons, in short, do not always really involve a belief that a prisoner is dangerous to us or has committed some crime; sometimes (and this is more debased) we mostly think we might find him useful."</a>
benpeek
May. 5th, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)
Re: Reasons people were held in Guantanamo
no, i hadn't read that. thanks for it.
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